This comes from the left-leaning The Hill so as bad as it already sounds here, it is likely much-much worse.
Here’s the real takeaway quote, the one that should be repeated over and over again:
Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FBI and court documents show.
They also obtained an eyewitness account – backed by documents – indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton‘s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill.
The racketeering scheme was conducted “with the consent of higher level officials” in Russia who “shared the proceeds” from the kickbacks, one agent declared in an affidavit years later.
Rather than bring immediate charges in 2010, however, the Department of Justice (DOJ) continued investigating the matter for nearly four more years, essentially leaving the American public and Congress in the dark about Russian nuclear corruption on U.S. soil during a period when the Obama administration made two major decisions benefiting Putin’s commercial nuclear ambitions.
Barack Obama as President of the United States and Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State were fully engaged in a global pay-to-play scheme which greatly expanded Russia’s nuclear capability.
The far left complains repeatedly about POTUS Trump saying “mean things” while very recent history shows Obama and Clinton put the balance of power throughout the world at risk and grew richer while doing so.
$33.6 BILLION. That is the amount then-President Barack Obama had shipped under cover of darkness to the world’s #1 state sponsor of terrorism. It was literally pallets of cash and gold that was part of the shockingly one-sided nuclear agreement between Iran and the Obama administration.
That amount was nearly 10% of Iran’s entire economy paid out between 2015 and 2016, an unprecedented cash windfall for what had been up to then an economically struggling Iranian regime.
Now consider this. Prior to 2016 North Korea’s missile testing capability was sporadic at best and prone to high failure rates. This was due in great part to budget constraints. The isolated military nation was cash poor and couldn’t afford a more expansive nuclear testing program.
And yet just two years after Barack Obama’s nearly 34 billion dollar cash and gold payment to Iran we see this headline:
In 2016, North Korea tested 26 missiles; 16 were successful and 10 failed, according to a database maintained by the Nuclear Threat Initiative. That’s an approximately 62 percent success rate. There have been 18 tests in all so far this year: 12 successes, five failures, and one unknown. That’s a 67 percent success rate. Those figures underscore what Pollack said about North Korea being “determined to break through.” Another thing to consider—the number of tests so far this year.“The fact that they are willing to test missiles so frequently suggests they are not really worried about supply,” Narang said. “And if you didn’t have the ability to produce so many missiles, then you might be a little more reluctant to test.”
The astounding acceleration of North Korea’s program has more than a few in the intelligence community thinking it is Iranian investment that has allowed North Korea to move so quickly forward with its nuclear program. The Iranians want that weaponized technology so an agreement is believed to have been struck between both rogue nations. Iran was suddenly rich with tens of billions sent its way by Barack Obama. Some of those billions were then given to North Korea to accelerate its nuclear weapons program in return for that technology then being shared by North Korea with Iran. It is one evil regime helping the other – both of which openly call for the destruction of the United States.
Soon America and the world will have nuclear missiles pointing at it from both North Korea and Iran – courtesy of Barack Hussein Obama. Many remarked at the time how odd Mr. Obama’s Iranian deal seemed, particularly regarding how much it gave Iran and how little it gave back to the United States. He didn’t require Iran improve its atrocious human rights record. (Women, minorities, and homosexuals are routinely killed in Iran) The president didn’t even ask for the release of U.S. citizens being held inside of Iranian prisons prior to delivering those billions to the terrorist regime. That judgement was looking through the wrong set of eyes, though.
What if the Obama-Iran deal was never meant to strengthen the United States but rather weaken it and its place in the world by strengthening and emboldening its most dangerous enemies? Then, and only then, does that deal make any sense.
The timeline doesn’t lie. $33.6 billion in untraceable cash and gold to Iran between 2015 and 2016 and within a year North Korea’s nuclear program is moving ahead at an unprecedented pace. One hand washing the other – with both those hands belonging to this guy:
The damage Mr. Obama inflicted upon America will not be measured in years but decades.